Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Awesome Things!




Once again, amazing turnout, and some very neat projects!! I chose to feature the updated Christmas sign from Delineate Your Dwelling! This is not the first time I've chosen to feature her, she has some fantastic tutorials, ideas, and inspiration to offer if you go and check her blog out!





1. Randi's Pick - Starbuck's Gift Card Holder
2
. Victoria's Pick - Christmas Sign
3. Ashley's Pick - Christmas in the City Snow Globes
4. Jessica's Pick - Wood Spool Ornaments
5. Krystal's Pick - DIY Barn Wood Christmas Tree



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 Jessica Booth - Preserving Life's Moments / Pinterest

Ashley Emmett - My Craftily Ever After / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter

Victoria Schilke - My Little Birds / Facebook / Pinterest

Krystal McGarvey - My Life of Travels and Adventures / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter



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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Awesome Things!

I am loving all of these projects! And feeling like a slacker because everytime I plan to sit and write a new post, something comes up. I will be relieved when this busy holiday season comes to an end! This week I chose to feature the Felt Ornaments by Cutesy Crafts! I don't generally think of felt as a material that can look fancy or polished, but these ornaments look amazing! Plus, two of my favorites animal silhouettes :)



1. Randi's pick: Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts
2. Jessica's pick: Clothes Pin Wreath by My Creative Days
3. Krystal's pick: Glitter Snowflakes by Craftionary
4. Victoria's pick: Felt Ornaments by Cutesy Crafts
5. Ashley's pick: Christmas Marquee Letters by Just a little Creativity




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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Awesome Things Tuesday Hop!

HUGE turnout this past week! And so many neat projects! I decided to feature the Christmas Lights coaster from Craft Klatch. The end resuly is absolutely adorable, and with the right tools, seems like it would be VERY easy to do! Be sure to swing by and show some love!




1. Jessica's Pick - Fun Lunches by Play Discover Experiment
2. Randi's Pick - Melted Snowman Ornament by My Creative Days
3. Krystal's Pick - Toddler Ornament by From Wine to Whine
4. Ashley's Pick - Window Frame Advent Calendar by Day 2 Day Super Mom
5. Victoria's Pick - Christmas Lights Coaster by Craft Klatch




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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Awesome Things Blog Hop!

Great projects again this week! After much deliberation with my inner self, I decided to feature #5, the felt gingerbread house! This project is ADORABLE (yes, all caps). I'm hoping to make one of my own this year if time allows!!



1. Krystal's pick: Pottery Barn Knock off - Bitz of Me
2. Ashley's pick: Sharpie mug art - Delineate your dwelling
3. Randi's pick: Thanksgiving Wreath by The Frill of Life
4. Jessica's pick: Fabric Scraps Christmas Ornaments - So Sew Easy
5. Victoria's pick: Felt Gingerbread House - So Sew Easy



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Monday, December 2, 2013

Guest post!!

My SECOND guest post has been posted! Go check my post out over at The Happy Idiot!

As a sneak peek, there is another free printable for your downloading pleasure!!!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Awesome Things Tuesday Blog Hop!

We had some super fun projects link up this past week! It was hard to decide on which one I wanted to feature! In the end I decided that I wanted to feature the wonderful Hipster Thanksgiving Photo Props from the Crafty Lumberjacks! (#1 on the collage below!)

These put a smile on my face, and added a little more fun to an otherwise tame holiday! Definitely a fun idea if you ask me! Be sure to go check out the Crafty Lumberjacks and show them some love!

1. Victoria's Pick - Hipster photo props by the Crafty Lumberjacks
2. Randi's Pick - Ornament Exchange by Delineate your Dwelling
3. Krystal's Pick - Christmas Tree Garland by So Sew Easy
4. Ashley's Pick - Vintage Photo Ornament by Bitz of me
5. Jessica's Pick - Smells of the Season by the Crafty Lumberjacks

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Krystal McGarvey - My Life of Travels and Adventures / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter



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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Awesome Things Tuesday Blog Hop!

Last week was great! We had a lot of new faces link up with some pretty amazing projects! Each of us hosts has chosen a project to feature that we liked!

I chose #2, the Nail String Art from  Delineate Your Dwelling! I think this is absolutely adorable! And I've been trying to think of things to decorate our kitchen/dining room area, so this came at a perfect time! Be sure to stop by and show her some love!



1. Krystal's pick - Nursery Decor by Playing with Paper
2. Victoria's pick - Nail String Art by Delineate Your Dwelling
3. Randi's pick - Sock Snow People by Tiny Bitz of Me
4. Jessica's pick - Apple Nachos by Life as Mrs. Larson
5. Ashley's pick - So Thankful Book Banner by Delineate Your Dwelling

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Krystal McGarvey - My Life of Travels and Adventures / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter



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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Awesome Things Tuesday Blog Hop!

Annnnnd we're back! This month my fellow bloggers and I are doing a linkup we like to call Awesome Things Tuesday!! Please feel free to link up with some current things you've been working on!

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Krystal McGarvey - My Life of Travels and Adventures / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter



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Monday, November 11, 2013

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Okay, maybe not QUITE Christmas yet. I'm one to respect the turkey!

 But with my maternity leave drawing to a close the week of Thanksgiving, and the first of 2 Christmas parties that we are hosting at the house a mere 3 weeks away, it's definitely time to start thinking about decor. This is the first year I have a place that I am proud to host a party at! And I cannot wait to decorate my Christmas here at our home.

I'm a big advocate of wall art. Blank walls make me cringe. Things are meant to be put on walls. Wall decor at the store costs a fortune though! Using nothing but free for personal use fonts and free cliparts via google, I can change my wall decorations as often as I'd like, and not pay an arm and a leg.

I make printables for every holiday or occasion, and I frame them and hang them as I see fit. I've been playing around and coming up with different printables in different colors and styles.
One Of Last Years Printables!
And below are a couple from this year!



I'm offering up the All Is Calm All Is Bright printable as a free download for my readers!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick Or Treat Thursday! Happy Halloween!!

This week I opted to feature the Vampire Kiss cupcakes! Being the Twilight nerd that I am, I really loved these! They not only look impressive, but it's a simple tutorial to MAKE something that looks this impressive!
Plus cupcakes? Who DOESNT love those? :)
Check out last week's features:  
1. Victoria's Pick: Vampire Kiss Cupcakes by This Silly Girl's Life 
 2. Krystal's Pick: Paper Plate Owl by Huppie Mama 
 3. Randi's Pick: Halloween Garland by Hill House Homestead 
 4. Ashley's Pick: Chalkboard Art by Clover House 
5. Jessica's Pick: Wooden Cats and Pumpkins by Clover House

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Trick Or Treat Thursday!

This week I opted to feature the Peekaboo ghost! The second I saw it, I knew it was something my daughter would get a total kick out of, and something that I never would have thought up on my own! Be sure to check out the project on the blog!


1. Randi's pick:  PVC pipe witch crashing by The Tip Toe Fairy 
2. Jessica's pick:  Yarn Candy Corn by Play Party Pin
3. Victoria's pick: Peek-a-boo ghost by Crafty Journal
4. Krystal's pick:  Halloween Drink Bottles by Play Party Pin
5. Ashley's pick:  Halloween card by Paper Seedlings




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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Trick or Treat Thursday!

Lots of amazing projects last week with our linkup!!! This week I opted to feature the Foam Bats submitted by Kaydee at The Sweet Life Not only are these adorable, but toddler friendly?! Yes please!! Go check out her post and show some love if you haven't already! She's got a lot of great DIY on her blog to inspire!

1. Krystal's pick: Fall decor by Blue Cats and Roses
2. Jessica's pick: Spider treat bags by Tanya's Creative Space
3. Ashley's pick: Googly Eye Medallions by Crafting in the Rain
4. Victoria's pick: Foam bats by The Sweet Life
5. Randi's pick: Bat garland by TitiCrafty



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Victoria Schilke - My Little Birds / Facebook / Pinterest

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Haunted Bushes!

Pinterest has always had a ton of great ideas, and inspirations. However some of the supposed "SIMPLE" projects, wind up not working, or being a lot harder than advertised. So I was wary of making this project work, but to my surprise it came out great!

Haunted Bushes
We are planning on making a TON of these for Halloween night, but 2 was a perfect test run.

Supplies:
empty toilet paper rolls
glow sticks
tape
scissors

First step is to cut eyes into the toilet paper roll!

After that, take the glow sticks and light them up! Tape them right behind the eye holes on the toilet paper roll. Then go put them in your bushes or trees or whatevers!

And there you have it! Haunted bushes!

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Spider Magnets!

Running after a toddler while taking care of a newborn is a LOT more chaotic than I was expecting!! That being said, this weeks Halloween project is simple, and takes next to no time to complete!

Spider Magnets!!

Supplies :
Hot glue gun
Small round magnets (mine are huge, I will be going back for smaller ones to try more!)
Plastic spiders (or bugs)

Easiest project ever? Yes it is! Glue the spiders to the magnets, let dry! Done! Simple as that!


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